Dr. El-Shimy is currently a Political Science Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. El-Shimy has worked as a Middle East analyst at US and Europe based think tanks, including the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the International Crisis Group (ICG). He has earned his PhD from Boston University in International Relations and Comparative Politics. His most recent research focuses on the roles of the military and the Muslim Brotherhood in the failure of Egypt to democratize between 2011 and 2013. Dr. El-Shimy's areas of expertise include Egyptian politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, regional security in the Persian Gulf, Lebanese politics, and US foreign and national security policies towards the region. His academic specialties include democratization, political transitions, civil-military relations, Islamist movements, political parties, political economy and international relations theory. Dr. El-Shimy worked in both academic and policy institutions, including the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and George Washington University. His most recent publication is a chapter on the Muslim Brotherhood in an Adelphi series book called Egypt After the Spring: Revolt and Reaction. (ed., 2016) and a report on European-Egyptian relations for ECFR.